Brazil 1893 20 reis

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Shown is a copper twenty réis of the United States of Brazil, struck 1889-1912. It is accompanied by a similar forty réis (KM 491). Despite the low mintage, it is catalogued as a common date. The twenty réis, a descendant of the twenty réis of colonial times, ceased production after 1912 and was replaced in 1918 by a copper-nickel twenty réis.

Recorded mintage: 250,000.

Specification: 7.49 g, bronze, 25 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 490.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Pimentel, Alvaro Mendes, Catálogo de Moedas Brasileiras de 1643 a 1962, 9a Ed., Rio de Janeiro, 1962.

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